AARON RAMSEY asked boss Unai Emery to substitute him during the win over Newcastle because he was feeling tired.
The Welshman started the contest but lasted 80 minutes until he was replaced by Danny Welbeck.
Aaron Ramsey asked his manager to be subbed in the win over NewcastleGetty – Contributor
Ramsey, 27, played 180 minutes for Wales over the international break including scoring against Ireland in the 4-1 win.
And Emery revealed that the contract rebel forced him into a change after telling the Spaniard he wanted to come off.
Speaking after the 2-1 victory, the gaffer revealed: “He played with (the Wales) national team too much and he asked to change.. it was not a big problem but he was tired. I think no problem.”
told his players he is happy to see them angry after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showed his frustration at being hooked off.
The midfielder claimed he was too tired to continueGetty – Contributor
The 27-year-old had played 180 minutes over the international breakReuters
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He added: “It’s normal. I want the players when I change the team or when I decide them not to start them in the first XI to be angry and have ambition to play and help the team and stay on the pitch. For me it’s a normal situation.”
After a dire first half, goals from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil lifted Arsenal into seventh.
But they heaped further misery on Rafa Benitez’s side.
Newcastle are now third from bottom after picking up just a point in their opening five matches.